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Drama in life : the uses of communication in society

Author: James E Combs; Michael W Mansfield
Publisher: New York : Hastings House, ©1976.
Series: Humanistic studies in the communication arts; Communication arts books.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Drama in life.
New York : Hastings House, ©1976
(OCoLC)564942443
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E Combs; Michael W Mansfield
ISBN: 0803815557 9780803815551 0803815565 9780803815568
OCLC Number: 1818448
Description: xxx, 444 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / George N. Gordon --
Part one: The variation of perspectives --
Definitions-theater / Bernard Beckerman --
Dramatism / Kenneth Burke --
Symbols and men / George N. Gordon --
Axiomatic propositions / Hugh Duncan --
Society as drama / Peter Berger --
Man as an actor / Maurice Natanson --
The dramatic actor and reality / Georg Simmel --
The presentation of self in everyday life / Erving Goffman --
Life as theater : some notes on the dramaturgic approach to social reality / Sheldon L. Messinger, Harold Sampson and Robert D. Towne --
Part two: Social interaction as drama --
Human destiny / Eric Berne --
Social encounters : the staging of the self-esteem / Ernest Becker --
On face-work : an analysis of ritual elements in social interaction / Erving Goffman --
Stage fright and the problem of identity / Stanford M. Lyman and Marvin B. Scott --
The fiddle factor : social binding functions of distractions / Robert R. Smith and Robert W. Hawkes --
Part three: Mass communication as drama --
Play theory / William Stephenson --
The world outside and the pictures in our heads / Walter Lippmann --
From news gathering to news making : a flood of pseudo-events / Daniel Boorstin --
Mass media : the transformation of a political hero / W. Lloyd Warner --
Mass communication and para-social interaction : observations on intimacy at a distance / Donald Horton and R. Richard Wohl --
Communicating intention / George N. Gordon --
Part four: Public dramas --
A dramatic theory of status politics / Joseph R. Gusfield --
The drama, illusion and reality of political images / Dan Nimmo --
Dramatic encounters / Orrin Klapp --
The dramaturgy of politics / Richard M. Merelman --
The meaning of the coronation / Edward Shils and Michael Young --
Conditions of successful degradation ceremonies / Harold Garfinkel --
Selections from Love's Body / Norman O. Brown--
Part five: Organizational dramaturgy --
Dramaturgy : the dramaturgical aspect of organizations / Victor Thompson --
Places / Erving Goffman --
Political settings as symbolism / Murray Edelman --
The ritual drama of mutual pretense / Barney G. Glaser and Anselm L. Straws --
Part six: Culture and history as drama --
The ritualization of the past / Lloyd Warner --
History as fiction / Bill Kinser and Neil Kleinman --
The present state of the documentary / James Arnold --
Trash, art, and the movies / Pauline Kael --
Concluding remarks : Existence, communications, and the dramaturgial perspective.
Series Title: Humanistic studies in the communication arts; Communication arts books.
Responsibility: edited by James E. Combs and Michael W. Mansfield.

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